Doctors told to send documents by post

All stakeholders and doctors community had appreciated the efforts of the PMDC


APP May 15, 2020
PMDC office building. PHOTO: PMDC WEBSITE

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) on Thursday said that keeping in view the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) situation, doctors should send their registration documents to the council by post to avoid any inconvenience.

An official of PMDC said since its offices have re-opened, approximately 5,500 new applications have been received from doctors. He said that PMDC is trying to issue provisional registration certificates to fresh doctors on priority as they were already late for their house jobs and that there is a dire need for doctors at the moment due to the pandemic.

Doctors line up outside PMDC seeking licences

He said that the PMDC staff is working day and night to facilitate doctors and that they have managed to issue 5,000 registration certificates to medical practitioners.

The official said that doctors from all over the country and abroad have shown great pleasure over the revival of the council and the disposal of registration certificates by PMDC.

He said that all stakeholders and doctors community had appreciated the efforts of the PMDC as on its opening after six months there had been a backlog of almost 6,534 pending registration cases.

He said that the majority of cases had been resolved in just 25 days with minimum staff. He said that Covid-19 was delaying printing of certificates as PMDC was closed for six months. Despite the pandemic, PMDC had requested the National Printing Press to issue certificates urgently.  

Published in The Express Tribune, May 15th, 2020.

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